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Monday, February 27, 2006 - GSAC Game #20
Hope International 80, FPU 77 (Overtime)

Box score

Fullerton - The Sunbirds closed their season with a narrow overtime loss in Fullerton tonight.

Jasmine Nault (19 points), Carly Andrews (16) and Malerie Rodrigues (22) combined for 57 points to lead the host Hope International University Royals to the 80-77 Golden State Athletic Conference win.

The Sunbirds trailed by a dozen early in the first half, but rallied to tie the score 43-43 at the half.

It was a similar story in the second half. FPU trailed by as many as 12 points, but rallied to take a two point lead in the final minute. The Royals forced overtime with a last second shot.

"It was frustrating," said FPU head coach Jim Hall. "We played well enough to win. But we made little mistakes at crucial times and it cost us."

Senior Denise Fast led the Sunbirds with 23 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Kari Cox scored 13 points and also pulled down eight rebounds. Amanda Kamps scored 11 points and Lindsey Burnett added 10.

Nault led all players with 15 rebounds to complete the double-double.

The Sunbirds end their season with an 8-21 overall mark, including a 4-16 record in GSAC play.

The Royals (18-12, 10-10) advance to the GSAC postseason as the No. 6 seed and will travel to Azusa to face No. 3 Azusa Pacific on Wednesday, March 1.

Updated Records
Sunbirds: 8-21 (4-16 GSAC)
Hope International: 18-10 (10-10 GSAC)

Updated Series
Tonight's contest is the 18th in a series that dates back to November 20, 1988. FPU leads the series 16-2.

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Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.

2005-06 RESULTS
Opponent
-Result
Record
CSU Fresno
L 46-91
Holy Names (T)
W 64-57
Oregon Tech (T)
Trevecca Naz (T)
Olivel Naz (T)
St. Xavier (T)
W. JESSUP (T)
BETHANY (T)
California Baptist * L 59-72
CONCORDIA * L 57-66 4-5, 0-2
Lubbock Christian, TX L 59-80 4-6
Cedarville, Ohio
Westmont * L 69-87 4-8, 0-3
PT LOMA NAZ *
Biola *
VANGUARD *
The Master's * L 59-65 4-12, 0-7
AZUSA PACIFIC *
San Diego Christian * W 70-64 5-13, 1-8
HOPE INTER * L 51-54 5-14, 1-9
Concordia * L 62-70 5-15, 1-10
CAL BAPTIST * W 60-46 6-15, 2-10
WESTMONT * 6-16, 2-11
Pt Loma Naz * 6-17, 2-12
BIOLA * 7-17, 3-12
Vanguard * 7-18, 3-13
THE MASTER'S * 7-19, 3-14
Azusa Pacific * 7-20, 3-15
SAN DIEGO CHR * 8-20, 4-15
Hope International * Lot 77-80 8-21, 4-16
* GSAC contest

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